Definition of Naiad family
1. Noun. Monotypic family of aquatic plants having narrow leaves and small flowers.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Alismales, Naiadales, Order Alismales, Order Naiadales
Member holonyms: Genus Naias, Genus Najas, Naias, Najas
Lexicographical Neighbors of Naiad Family
naiad family (current term)
Literary usage of Naiad family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Excursion Through the Slave States: From Washington on the Potomac, to the by George William Featherstonhaugh (1844)
"... have travelled for the purpose of studying this interesting naiad family, has communicated to me the specific names of more than one hundred species (? ..."
2. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1878)
"... the numerous members of the naiad family, the author explains their various abih'ties of exercising muscular and fibrous forco iu diiferent directions. ..."